Villarreal beat Manchester United 11-10 on penalties to win Europa League

Villarreal beat Manchester United 11-10 on penalties to win Europa League
Villarreal beat Manchester United 11-10 on penalties to win Europa League

Villarreal stunned Manchester United after a marathon penalty shoot-out with David De Gea missing the last spot kick.

Villarreal goalkeeper Rulli played an important role in the Europa League final to lift their first ever major trophy in Gdansk.

It finished 1-1 after 120 minutes as Gerard Moreno put the unfancied Spaniards ahead in the 29th minute, before Edinson Cavani levelled early in the second half. But Villarreal won a remarkable shoot-out 11-10.

Let see their head-to-head stats:

  • Games played โ€“ 5
  • Man Utd wins โ€“ 0
  • Villarreal wins โ€“ 1
  • Draws โ€“ 4

The last time these two giants clashed in 2008, the score finished at 0-0. Both clubs are great but Villarreal dominated Man Utd this time.

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An interesting fact about their H2H stats is that all of the previous four draws were goalless.

Unai Emery was the one who led Arsenal to their first ever European final in 2019. The Spanish manager has won 3 Europa leagues with Sevilla in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Now again in 2021, Emery has led Villarreal to their first ever European Cup. He is arguably ‘The Undisputed King of Europa League’.

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In 2020, Arsenal sacked Emery for having some bad games. In 2021, he helped Villarreal to defeat his ex-club.